Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 Beer Bracket

2019 Beer Bracket

Here is the 2019 Beer Bracket. At least I get to do one post a year.

This year, I've come to realize that there are way too many breweries. I might be happy when the craft beer bubble pops so I can recognize most of them again.

This bracket contains many old favorites, classics, and some new guys on the block. Please do your thing, pick your favorites, and take this bracket to your work poll.

Maybe you can buy some beer with your winnings.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Beer Bracket

Make filling out your NCAA basketball bracket easier, and use the beer bracket first, then fill in your NCAA. Easy as that.

Been a while since I put something up there, so I figured it was time. The Beer Bracket is fun every year. It gives you a reason to care about making a bracket when you have no idea what Stephen F. Austin, South Dakota State, or any other obscure school can do. Choose your beers, move it over to an online bracket and win.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Session 102 - The Future Landscape of Beer

The Session is a monthly post by many bloggers discussing a question posed by one. This month's session is brought to you by ActiveBrewer and he wonder how we see the Landscape of Beer for the future.

When I look the the future for craft beer, I see more growth. For years and years, there has been talk of this Craft Bubble bursting. I don't see this happening. Sure some brewers will close up shop, but I think that is due to subpar product/marketing/planning, not due to a bubble burst. People love craft beer and want to drink good beer. 

The question also asked about the larger companies buying up smaller brewers and how there is a blurring of the line for "small and independent". Honestly, I'm all for the big companies buying the successful smaller guys. This can be seen as the payoff for the hard work the owners put into building the brand. Many of these buy ups do not result in inferior beer, rather the beer quality remains the same delicious brews. 

No one knows what the future holds for craft beer. Maybe it gets to the 20% market share goal that the Brewers Association would love for it to get to. I don't know. All I know is that many awesome brewers will be producing awesome beer. And that is what I am excited for.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Beer Bracket 2015

As in the past, the Beer Bracket can help you fill out your NCAA Tournament Bracket. 

How this applies to me:
A) I don't look at the teams when placing beers. 
B) I update my bracket according to the actual NCAA games. 
C) The winner (beer) will be the one I make sure to check out, or do my best to check out. 

Usually the Final Four turns out to be pretty good. I have in the past done tastings before the final weekend to develop my own analysis. 

Let the bracket help you!

Whoops. First mistake found. Peak should be East Coast, but what the hay. Sorry about that. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jolly Traveler Winter Shandy

In comes the cold weather, so does the winter beers. Sometimes you have to get away from the big stouts and Belgian beers to quench your thirst. 

The Jolly Traveler Shandy is perfect for this time of year, and can be a bit better since it comes in at 4.4%. I definitely could have drank, and enjoyed, more than one of these. 

Pouring a dark amber, the Jolly Traveler released an bouquet aroma of fruit (pomegranate) and a plethora of spices. 

A combination of mild, yet present, carbonation and the inoffensive alcohol content helps this become a bit too easy to drink. 

Give yourself a break from the heavy beers and enjoy a Jolly Taveler. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Mad Elf

I cannot lie, I do enjoy Troegs Mad Elf. I can't sit around and drink a six pack of it, but to have one every couple days definitely helps to keep warm.  

The best part of having to buy a case (hopefully these laws change fast so we can get quality bottle shops) is that you have put a six pack in the cellar and save it for next year. Mad Elf is one of the best beers to hang onto. The flavors develop, alcohol settles and it becomes a great beer. 

If you haven't ever had Mad Elf, it is an 11%, Belgian style ale, brewed with cherries. One of my friends doesn't like it because he compares it to cough syrup. I don't see it that way, but to each their own. 

Did you get some Elf yet this year? 

On a Personal Note:
Hello again. I missed doing fun posts. I need to get back into it. I hope you can forgive my absence. It is a fun time when life gets into the way. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Beer Bracket 2014

Oh my, I am alive. Amazing.

Anywho, the NCAA decided to have another tournament this year, so everyone plus the President is filling out a bracket. What happens when you have no idea that Stephen F Austin is in Texas, or that Wichita State are undefeated?  Just use the beer bracket to find your winners!

Here it is, use it at your own risk!